We want to know: What does a welcoming Waterloo Greenway look like to you?
We Stand With You
We stand in solidarity with the Black community in our city and across the nation. While recent events have led to renewed attention to the challenges faced by Black Americans, the issues are not new. We recognize the long history of systemic inequity.
As an organization, we believe it is our opportunity and responsibility to create public places that promote justice and fairness. We are committed to holding ourselves accountable, and we expect the community to hold us accountable, to make Waterloo Greenway an anti-racist, welcoming space where ALL of Austin can meet equitably, comfortably and safely.
Commitment to Equity
Waterloo Greenway acknowledges its role in and responsibility for building equity. As a community-based organization, we are committed to intentional policies and practices that further justice and fairness and ensure all communities have meaningful access to all we do within our park including workforce opportunities, programmatic engagement, and community & corporate partnerships.
Learn about Waterloo Greenway in your community! This spring, join us on our Austin tour as we engage in conversation about project updates, including our brand refresh. Come chat with our team!
Community Engagement Committee
Our Community Engagement Committee works with Waterloo Greenway to operationalize a framework of culturally proficient and equitable programming, services and community engagement—advancing our mission: “For the Benefit of All.” Members support our goals of serving diverse communities equitably, identifying community assets and partners, stewarding community collaboration and assemble diverse community thought leadership to provide guidance to Waterloo Greenway.
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Rosa Rios Valdez
Committee Chair & Waterloo Greenway Board Member
City Council Staff, District 9 Kathie Tovo
Austin History Center
City Council Staff, District 1 Natasha Harper-Madison
Red River Cultural District
Downtown Austin Alliance
Dell Community-Driven Initiatives
City of Austin, Community Engagement
City of Austin, Austin Energy
Austin Youth River Watch
Mexican American Cultural Center
Austin Texas Musicians
BCL of Texas
Headwaters at the Comal
Capital City Innovation